The Proteas went into the third of five ODIs against Australia in 2016 with a 2-0 series lead, having comprehensively beaten the visitors at SuperSport Park and Wanderers.
A win in Durban would’ve meant a series triumph, but it wasn’t going to be easy after centuries by David Warner and Steve Smith left the Proteas with a huge target of 372 to chase.
A quick start by openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla provided a good foundation but the fall of regular wickets meant the run rate started to increase.
That was until David Miller strolled out to the middle. The left-hander took the attack to the Australian bowlers with some intent and found an unlikely partner at the other end in Andile Phehlukwayo.
Together the pair notched up a 100-run stand, while Miller raced to his third ODI ton as the Proteas emphatically got over the line with four deliveries to spare.
Miller would finish on a 118 off 79 balls, which included 10 fours and six sixes, while Phehlukwayo carried his weight brilliantly with 42 off 39.
With the series safely secured, the Proteas would go on to win the final two ODIs as well in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town to hand Australia their first-ever ODI series whitewash.